Air Operated Pinch Valves for all Applications

The solution for isolating and regulating/metering abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products with a free flow such as granulates, powder, pellets, dust and liquids containing solids, etc. See our application area for more.

Air operated pinch valves are pressurised directly with compressed air, neutral gases or with the help of a fluid. The rubber sleeve inside the pinch valve is forced closed with the pressurized air, tightly shutting off any pipeline safely. Even some of the most aggressive and problematic media being conveyed can be controlled and sealed just as reliably as unproblematic materials.
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The total cost of ownership (TCO) of AKO’s air operated pinch valves is reduced due to the durable and reliable components, making your complete pneumatic pinch valve a sustainable free flowing solution.

Types of Air Operated Pinch Valves

flanged VF air operated pinch valves

VF Pinch Valves: White epoxy powder coated in Aluminium body. Flanged PN10/16. Available in sizes DN40 – DN300.

valves for food

VMC Pinch Valves: Available with Flanges, Tri-Clamps, Weld-On Ends, Threaded Spigot & BSP Internal Thread connections. DN10 – DN150.

VMP Series Pinch Valves

VMP Pinch Valves: Standard Black POM, or White Food Quality POM with BSP Internal Thread connections. DN10 – DN50.

VM Pinch Valves

VM Pinch Valves: Socket connections in Stainless or POM. Body materials PVC or aluminium. DN10- DN50.

VT Series air operated pinch valves

VT Pinch Valves: For semi-silo trailer connection in the road tanker industry. DN80 & DN100.

air operated pinch valves type OV

OV Pinch Valves: Normally Closed with Pneumatic air cylinder, spring return. Type P2.

double effect pinch valve

Double Effect Pinch Valves: Double acting pneumatic cylinders, normally closed, spring return. Type P.

pinch valve accessories

Pinch Valve Accessories: Solenoids, pressure switches, safety arrangements, Vacuum systems, quick exhausts, proportional control, pressure regulators.

High Performance air operated pinch valves

RV/RVA Pinch Valves: For High Performance. Sizes up to 400mm.

soft seated pressure relief valves

Pressure Relief Pinch Valves: With mounted manifold, shrader, gauge & optional pressure switch assembly. Protect pumps from over pressurising.


Pinch Valve Sleeves: Natural Rubber, Natural Rubber food quality, EPDM, EPDM food quality, Nitrile, Nitrile food quality, silicon, viton, hypalon, neoprene & butyle.

air operated pinch valve spare parts

Pinch Valve Spare Parts: A broad selection of different end connections, body materials & rubber sleeve grades are available for every Pinch Valve in all of our ranges.

See how the AKO Air Operated Pinch Valves work:

Characteristics of Free Flow Air Operated Pinch Valves:

Air operated pinch valves are operated by supplying compressed air or fluid into the housing, which compresses the rubber sleeve/liner. The special manufacturing process of the sleeves ensures high rebound elasticity. The rubber sleeve closes in the same way every time due to the elliptical design of the body, forming a lip shape to ensure a completely tight shutoff of the product flowing through (even with large solids). This guarantees the longest service life of the rubber sleeve/liner, and results in energy savings.

The maximum operating pressure for all AKO air operated pinch valves is dependent on the nominal diameter and is around 2-6 bar. As soon as the supply of compressed air or fluid is interrupted and the valve casing is vented or drained, the durable rubber sleeve is opened by its rebound elasticity/resilience, enabling the pressure in the medium to flow through the full passage of the air operated Pinch Valves.

Product Overview

Air Operated Pinch Valves

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